Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Wee Baby Ade


Today Ade turns one.

When we got our referral at the end of July, we thought for sure we would be travelling very close to his first birthday or soon after.

Life sometimes doesn't always unfold the way you think it is going to.

We will be celebrating our wee baby boy's birthday today,
and sending all our love to Ethiopia so he can come home to us!!!

Happy Birthday Sweet Ade

44 comments:

turgeonexpansion said...

Happy Birthday sweet boy! Just know your mom and dad LOVE YOU sooooo much, and would do anything to have you home right now.

tobink said...

You will experience so many amazing milestones and special celebrations with your baby boy. But I know this must be a very difficult day for you and Yvan. I'm so sorry Ade is not with you on his birthday.

Happy Birthday gorgeous boy. I hope you are home with your wonderful parents very soon.

Karen

D Dae said...

Happy birthday beautiful little man! Your Mama and Dada are waiting for you and can not wait to celebrate a slightly belated (but not too much... come on paperwork!) birthday with you!

Julie said...

Ah Rana, I'm so sorry you are not together.
Happy Birthday beautiful Ade! Your parents love you so much, and can't wait to meet you.

BCMommy said...

I'm so sorry you can't celebrate this milestone together. I hope you at least can have some cake and try to celebrate, and then you can have a huge party when he comes home!!

K_I_T_ said...

Hey, Happy birthday Ade. Hope that you can be home with Ade soon, and celebrate many, many more birthdays to come. That 2nd birthday will be a humdinger!!!

Dianne said...

Happy birthday, sweet Ade! We're sending lots of love from our family to yours.

Claudia said...

Happy birthday, little man. I so much wish you could be with your mama and dada for this special day. Sending lots and lots of love!

Liz said...

Happy birthday Ade! Hope you are all together soon!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, thinking of you all and hoping very soon you will be blowing out candles together!

Kristin H said...

Happy Birthday, thinking of you all and hoping very soon you will be blowing out candles together!

lyndsey&kevin said...

Happy Birthday Ade!! I wish your mommy and daddy were with you today!

Hugs Lynds

Connie said...

Happy birthday sweet Ade! I remember celebrating Kumera's first birthday and just thinking how hard it would have been if he wasn't home yet. I can just imagine how much you are longing to have him home at this time. Praying for things to start happening!

Anonymous said...

happy Birthday Ade!!! We are all waiting for you to join your family. We will pray for you until everything falls into place...know you are loved very much by those you will soon call mum and dad!!!

Crystal

sandi said...

Sorry he's not home with you where he belongs... we are praying!!!!!!!

hazel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADE!!

I hope you can feel all the love vibrations being sent your way today (and every day). Sweet boy, hang in there - your Mommy & Daddy can't wait to make up for this birthday with a lifetime of love and joy.

emily and mike said...

Happy Birthday sweet Ade!

Your mommy and daddy love you so much. You are a dearly loved little boy.

much love you to you Rana & Yvan... I know today must be so hard.

xoxo
emily

Natalie and Chris said...

Happy Birthday baby boy. Know that we are all celebrating here for you and look forward to the years to come where you will celebrate at home with your mommy and daddy.

Rana and Yvan, i'm thinking of you both today and sending you strenght to get through another hard day.
nat

CHEPA said...

happy birthday to your son!! you will be with him soon! :) darci

Gaunt Family said...

Happy Birthday to strong, sweet baby Ade. Hugs for mama and daddy.

Kendra said...

Happy Birthday Ade. Hope it is not too much longer until you can come home.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Ade! (Still love that name).... :)

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday baby boy- your mommy and daddy love you soooo much. Rana- I feel your pain. I know what is it like to miss those important milestones. Hoping for good news soon.

Hugs

Carolyn

Ramona said...

Happy Birthday baby Ade. I'm sorry you aren't holding him, watching him get cake all over and giggling with him. This day must be beyond hard. It makes me cry thinking of you being a part.

Ramona
I also apologize for not even remembering that his birthday is today. I knew it was coming up...

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Ade!! Your Mommy and Daddy love you soooo much and can't wait until they can hold you in their arms.

Steph :-)

Robynhood said...

Happy Birthday Ade! Your mommy and Daddy are waiting for you... hope you are home with them very very quickly...

Brendan and Mary said...

Happy Birthday Ade! Your mom and dad love you SOOOO much!!!

Rana and Yvan - we are going to have to celebrate a huge belated birthday for your adorable boy!!

Love and hugs,

Mary

Littleone said...

Happy Birthday Ade!

I wish that you where able to spend this special day with your sweet boy. May you have many wonderful birthdays to enjoy together.

Donna

CinnamonOpus said...

Happy birthday to a darling little man! Now blow out your candles, and wish for complete paperwork and a trip back to Canada with Mom and Dad!

Janna said...

Happy Birthday, Ade! I hope you meet your parents sooner than they think!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday little Ade! You have many 'fans' in Canada who are sending you birthday wishes and hoping you will soon make your way into your mommy and daddy's arms forever. Cupcakes are well deserved today, R & Y, many, many cupcakes! Wishing for good news for all of you.
Jen, Cam & little M

Kari --- said...

Happy Birthday, precious Ade! I'll be praying he's in your arms SOON!

carolyn said...

I feel your pain! I missed my William's first birthday last February (referral in August), and it broke my heart. I finally brought him home in July, and while we couldn't celebrate any actual "firsts" together, we're celebrating everything as firsts now. His 2nd birthday is coming up in 2 weeks, and it will be all the more special because we're finally together. Hang in there; you will never forget the pain of missing these milestones, but that will make your firsts together all the sweeter when you do bring wee Ade home.

Carolyn
- mommy to wee William

Ricki said...

Happy Birthday sweet little Ade! We are all hoping and praying that you will be in your mommy and daddy's arms soon!

Love,
Ricki & Yonas

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday Ade! I hope your Momma has you home in her arms forever soon.

Thinking of you Rana. I'm sure seeing a milestone pass is very difficult.

passmycoffee said...

Happy Birthday little man!

Big hugs to Mama and Papa too!

natasha said...

Happy Birthday Ade!!! I hope and pray that you are home with your mommy and daddy very soon.
Natasha

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

Happy Birthday to sweet baby Ade. May birthday number two be filled with mommy and daddy cuddles and celebration.

L

shauna said...

Happy Birthday sweet baby Ade!! AND you are so right Rana, that life doesn't always unfold the way we want it to. It's a real tough pill to swallow sometimes.....

Sharla said...

I so wish this had gone differently for you and for Ade. There have been a few times over the years where we were not able to celebrate our kids' birthdays (I'm not comparing that to this at all as we did have our kids with us at the time) but we still chose to have a party later, sometimes months later. Perhaps you could start planning the party to end all parties. From the looks of some of the fun events you've planned before, you have a knack for it. Once you pick a thme, you can even start looking for things on sale to use for decorations or games or treat bags and start planning for the day when you can celebrate this special event together with Ade.

I know it's not the same thing as celebrating on the day but just thought the planning would help pass the time for now.

Janice said...

May he be in your arms soon.

Thinking of you,

Janice

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday sweet little Ade!
Thinking of you all and hoping you hear good news soon.

Jess said...

happy (belated) birthday Ade - thinking of you.
Miss you Rana - I hope you are doing okay these days - amidst all the craziness I have thought of you & wondered how you were doing.
sending many hugs...

Karen said...

It all doesn't make much sense why your journey has been so long and hard... praying for you all!